Grand View Partners with Raise.me to Help Make College Accessible For All
May 10, 2017
Grand View University is excited to announce a new scholarship program in partnership with Raise.me, focused on expanding access to higher education by making scholarships more accessible and transparent for all students.
Starting as early as 9th grade, students across the country now have the opportunity to earn micro-scholarships from Grand View for a wide range of activities including getting good grades, volunteering in the community, or participating in extracurricular activities. By partnering with Raise.me, Grand View is improving clarity and access around financial aid. In addition, the new program allows students to track specific goals they want to accomplish throughout high school, helping them become more competitive college applicants and more successful college students.
As the newest member of Raise.me’s growing movement, Grand View will now offer students a variety of different opportunities to earn scholarships. Together, Grand View and Raise.me are dedicated to creating new opportunities for students by enabling them to earn scholarship dollars during their high school career and learn about the kinds of behaviors that will empower them to be successful students in high school, college, and beyond.
“We are very excited to be working with Raise.me,” said Ryan Thompson, Director of Admissions at Grand View. “It is an organization that allows students to begin to earn portions of their Grand View scholarships while preparing for college as early as their freshmen year,” he added. “By earning awards for things such as good grades, attendance, and visiting Grand View’s campus, students will be better prepared both financially and academically to begin their college career at Grand View.”
Raise.me was founded in 2012 as a social enterprise focused on expanding access to higher education, especially among low-income and first-generation students. Starting as early as 9th grade, Raise.me enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school as they reach the goals that best prepare them to succeed. Whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community, or joining an extracurricular, on Raise.me students are rewarded by colleges for being motivated, driven and committed to success. Students at 1 out of 2 high schools across America have signed up to earn micro-scholarships from a diverse set of over 220 colleges and universities. Students, educators, and parents can learn more at www.raise.me.